We present an original 1956 Fender Deluxe tweed 5E3 Narrow Panel. Made in Fullerton, California.
This amplifier is in great shape with its original tweed covering. The Fender Deluxe 5E3 has been a favorite of guitar players for decades. Up to about “3“ on the volume knob it produces some of the loveliest clean tones imaginable. Once you start moving it towards and past noon the famous crunchy tweed overdrive kicks in and brings you to rock ‘n’ roll heaven. The faceplate on the chassis is still very clean with very little pitting.
Nearly all the original white lettering is clearly intact and visible. The amp’s wonderful tone comes through clearly in the original Jensen alnico speaker that sounds great. The speaker has been reconed and the circuit is full serviced with new caps and resistors so it sounds perfect. A newer fuse holder is installed but the original is included. The power and output transformers are original as well. To keep it as original as possible you need a stepdown transformer. We have these in stock and can be purchased through Guitar Hunter.
The original tube chart is present as well and very clean with crisp corners.
- Chart Date: FD – April 1956
- Speaker Date Code: 47th week of 1955